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National Incident Management System


The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is designed and promulgated by FEMA under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Security. The NIMS system is designed to form common terminology, planning, and incident command strategies between organizations across the United States. As an institution of higher education, we have the responsibility to arm ourselves with knowledge of policies and procedures in order to protect students, faculty, and staff. Please read the instructions and complete the courses listed on this page.


NIMS training consists of both classroom and online learning that may be completed from your office or your home. Use the links on the right to access the FEMA website and the NIMS courses. Currently only IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800 are available online. NIMS IS-300 and IS-400 are taught in the classroom setting. While there is no particular order, it is recommended that participants complete NIMS IS-100 followed by IS-700 as these are introductory classes. Upon completion and final testing, the participant will be issued a certificate via email. Please print a copy for your records as well as forwarding a copy to the Office of Environmental, Occupational Health, Safety & Emergency Management.



NIMS Courses

Online classes may take from 1 to 2 hours to complete depending on reading pace.